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Native Americans for Restorative Stewardship is based in a triad partnership that began in Humboldt State University within the Native American Studies department in 2013. Caligiuri, Perera, and Siaosi developed their undergrads together, they share advisors, mentors, and student clubs. The three worked together with the greater Humboldt Native community, Native American Student body and allies to form a social justice movement focused on promoting collegiate Indian Education. The team incorporated the Indigenization of education, participated in administrative negotiations and education, implemented social justice tactics, media outreach, and  intercollegiate networking with Stanford University, Sacramento State University, UC Davis, and Dartmouth University.  All three were inspired by their educational environment to pursue higher education in Federal Indian Law. Caligiuri, Perera, and Siaosi went on to attend the MJIL program at University Tulsa School of Law and earned their Masters of Jurisprudence in Indian Law.

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Tribal Housing 

Charmin Bailey is a descendant of the Karuk, Shasta, Mattole, and Wiyot tribes of Northern California.

Over the past ten years, has dedicated the majority of her time to volunteering and advocating for the Tribal Community through emergency response, educational support, housing development, and grants management. Her most recent position as a Tribal Housing Director since December 2013 has given her the experience of managing staff in the day-to-day operations of Residential Properties. I have advanced my knowledge in grant development and management of new housing construction which has given more housing opportunities to tribal members to thrive and grow. Including most recent project included sixteen low-moderate income multifamily rental units through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) competitive federal grant Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) 2.2-million-dollar final project cost.

 University of Arizona Global Campus – Bachelor of Arts Program - Major - Business Administration with an expected Completion date of May 01, 2023. Honors College Scholar- Alpha Sigma Lambda. Management for Organization Certificate – Forbes School of Business and Technology, Human Resources Management Certificate – Forbes School of Business and Technology, Honors Society- Sigma Epsilon Kappa."


Antonio Bonilla is a descendant of the Taino and Arawakan people of what are now called the Caribbean islands. Antonio is a Certified Professional Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Educational Content Creator and a DEIB Strategies Consultant based in Portland Oregon . With their specialty in Implicit Bias training, Nonviolent Communication and Mindset Coaching Antonio guides and coaches teams through the process of changing company culture in meaningful ways with long term impact.

DEIB Strategies Coach
& Consultant

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Fernanda Ferrell-Zabala was born in Quito, Ecuador and is a descendant of the Quichua Runa. Living as a queer undocumented person in the United States helped shape Fernanda’s passion for fighting injustice and promoting equity. 

Fernanda currently serves as the Branding and Marketing Manager for her family’s hurricane protection company where she has successfully led the company through a rebrand and strategic direction implementation. 

Her experience spans from virtual event production and logistics to strategic planning, implementation, and marketing. Fernanda has previously worked with prominent clients like The Movement for Black Lives and State Voices. Prior to joining the world of advocacy, Fernanda spent over 15 years as an Aerospace Engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and brings with her a unique approach to problem solving. Fernanda has always believed that knowledge is the most powerful tool and has volunteered with many organizations to teach and inspire Black and Brown girls in STEM related fields.

Fernanda calls Washington DC home where she lives, works, and marches for progressive causes along with her wife Angela and their four kids.

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